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Best Easter books 2017

These titles are sure to bring a smile to your face this Easter

1. The Story of the Easter Bunny

Author: Katherine Tegen

Ages: 2 to 5 year olds

A lovely tale that explains how the Easter Bunny came to be. Starting with the tradition of painting hollowed out eggs, a little rabbit helps out his owners and takes on more and more important jobs until he officially become the ‘Easter Bunny’.

I can see parents across the globe reaching for this book after being asked the age old question “ What is the Easter Bunny?”


2. The Velveteen Rabbit

Author: Margery Williams

Ages: 5 to 10 year olds

A true classic that has stood the test of time.

Isn’t it every child’s dream that their toys will come to life?

This Threadbare toy rabbit has seen better days and a magic fairy saves him from being discarded and whisks him off to Rabbit land where he becomes a real bunny and will be loved for eternity.

This book will be a wonderful addition to your collection and can be passed down through the generations.

3. God Gave Us Easter

Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren

Ages: 3 to 6 year olds

This title brings us back to what Easter is meant to be about – Easter is a religious festival after all!

This book is one in a series where a little cub learns from her Papa the real reason we celebrate Easter. The simple explanation of Easter makes it a good book for teachers and parents to share as an introduction to the topic. If you’re looking for factual content about Easter this is not the book for you.

4. The Easter Egg

Author: Jan Brett

Ages: 3 to 6 year olds

This book was chosen for its delicious Illustrations.  Intricate details for each and every illustration make her books so inviting to children and adults alike. “The Easter Egg’ a sweet like story with an underlying moral tale.

The story is about Hoppi who can’t seem to find a way to decorate his own Easter egg. Along Hoppi’s hourney he helps Mother Robin by keeping her dropped but unbroken egg warm for her and at last on Easter Morning the bird hatches and he is asked to help the Easter Rabbit hide all the eggs.

5. Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter

Author: Jane O’Connor

Ages: 3 to 6 year olds

Nancy prepares an elegant Easter affair in this fancy new lift-the-flap book!Throwing a fabulous and fancy Easter party is a very big job—and Nancy and Bree are in charge of decorating! My daughter loves fancy Nancy and this book doesn’t disappoint. There are loads of surprise flaps – appealing for adults to read to younger children or given to 6 year olds to read independently.

6. Happy Easter, Mouse!

Author: Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond

Ages: 2 to 4 year olds

These ladies have done it again. We just adored their quirky “If you give a”…. series.

This one is slightly different as its aimed at a younger child and focuses on a mouse who is trying to work out who’s been hiding Easter eggs all over his house. It focuses on colors and counting rather than the usual cheeky character’s antics from the other books in the series.

Great for toddlers and could be used as an introduction to an Easter Egg hunt or a counting game at Easter time.


7. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.

Author: Du Bose Heyward

Ages: 4 to 8 year olds

The Country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.

This book has truly stood the test of time (having just celebrated it’s 75th anniversary!) with old fashioned ideals that still translate to today’s modern times.

Themes of race, class and gender are all addressed in this beautiful story.

This book carries a wonderful message for young girls after all these years. Despite facing hurdles, those who are good, kind and work hard can persevere to achieve their goals and triumph.

8. Ollie’s Easter Eggs board book

Author: Olivier Dunrea

Ages: 1 to 3 year olds

Ollie’s friends are all dyeing eggs in preparation for Easter while Ollie prefers to play.

They all hide their eggs in readiness for an egg hunt. Meanwhile Ollie surprises them by moving their eggs and watching on as they find them beautifully wrapped by Ollie himself.

Such a cute book and the little ones will enjoy the humor. The latest in the Gossie and Friends series aimed at toddlers.

9. The Night Before Easter

Author: Natasha Wing

Ages: 2 to 5 year olds

A lovely take on the poem “A Night before Christmas”,  Wing eloquently describes the children waiting in readiness for the Easter Bunny. 

A perfect book to read on Good Friday in preparation for the big day. Children will love looking for the eggs hidden in the illustrations too.  Check out the series with many other topics including the Night before Preschool.

10. Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? A Lift-the-flap book

Author: Karen Katz

Ages: 1 to 2 year olds

This title is a hit for babies and toddlers. This is a simple story of a baby looking for Easter eggs and is perfect for little hands (to lift the flaps). The book is a fantastic introduction to what’s in store over Easter.

 Karen Katz (one of our favorite children’s authors) uses oversized, bold and bright illustrations in her books drawing the attention of any baby. 

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